nervus auriculotemporalis


nervus auriculotemporalis
[TA] auriculotemporal nerve: origin, by two roots from the mandibular nerve; branches, anterior auricular nerve, nerve of external acoustic meatus, parotid branches, branch to tympanic membrane, and branches communicating with facial nerve; its terminal branches are superficial temporal to the scalp; distribution—see individual branches, in this table and under ramus; modality, general sensory.

Medical dictionary. 2011.